Capital Projects

The Shuswap Healing Centre on Main Street will be the new home of the Sicamous Community Health Centre, provide space for allied health professionals, and create functional space that can be used by a variety of community groups. This project is supported by grant funding and District reserves. 

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Council has established housing as one of its strategic priority areas and is committed to measures that will help increase affordable and attainable housing options in Sicamous. This includes building relationships with housing partners and providing land for affordable and attainable housing.


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Proposed trail network for the Owlhead Bike Park.
Proposed trail network for the Owlhead Bike Park.

The District of Sicamous continues to pursue the development of a mountain bike trail on the  Owlhead Trailhead. The District is working through the application process with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FNRORD) for the construction or maintenance of trails or recreation facilities on Crown Land. Pending approvals, construction is targeted for 2023. 

Location of the Finlayson Boat Launch located next to the Sicamous Beach Park.
Location of the Finlayson Boat Launch located next to the Sicamous Beach Park.

UPDATE: April 24, 2023

The District of Sicamous has completed a detailed design and is currently working toward provincial approvals for the Finlayson Boat Launch upgrades. The project requires working closely with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regarding the R.W. Bruhn Bridge Project which is currently in the detailed design phase.


In October 2021, the District received approval from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development to proceed with the first phase of Finlayson Boat Launch Upgrades. Phase one of work, completed in November, included the removal of the federated wooden boat ramp, removal and profiling of the existing Gordon Mackie Square, and necessary in-stream works. The next phase will involve collaboration with stakeholders to identify critical elements necessary for achieving a detailed design. The design will then be submitted for permit approvals to begin the construction process. The project is being funded by District reserves which will be phased over several years.

The $1.7 Million Community Bio-Heat Project will aid in the production of clean energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions within the municipality.

The facility, to be located at 510 Thomsen Place, will consist of a biomass boiler heating system and boiler house which will repurpose wood waste into fuel and provide thermal heat to buildings within the Sicamous Industrial Park. 

The District has received $1.5 Million in grant funding, including $512K through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, $875 Million from the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Bioheat Program through Natural Resources Canada and $175K from the Fraser Basin Council through the Community Energy Leadership Program.

In the Fall of 2021, council awarded the project contract to Fink Machine Inc. from Enderby, B.C. In October of 2023, the facility was officially commissioned and fully operational.

No future Capital Projects at this time. Stay tuned for more information when it becomes available!

The Development Services Department has several projects underway including the Housing Needs Assessment, Zoning Bylaw Rewrite, Flood Protection Plan and Short Term Rentals. 

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Learn about the R.W. Bruhn Bridge Project

The Province of British Columbia has committed to the replacement of the R.W. Bruhn Bridge. 

"The Highway 1 four-laning project includes approximately 1.9 km of Highway 1 four-laning, replacement of the existing R.W. Bruhn Bridge with a new four-lane bridge, and intersection improvements between Old Sicamous Road and Silver Sands Road." (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

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